Steve Jobs’ Pirates Metaphor!

In Jan 1983, Steve Jobs along with Apple employees were at an off-site retreat in Carmel, California. Jobs, to motivate the developers, offered a maxim: “It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy”. “Being a pirate meant being audacious and courageous, willing to take considerable risks for greater rewards.” The group was in… Continue reading Steve Jobs’ Pirates Metaphor!

Meditate!

Breathe in. Breathe out. Do it mindfully. Slowly. Your day is now going to be remarkable. Doing anything mindfully is nothing but #meditation. Experts say that the #highperformers meditate for at least 10 minutes everyday. That was a dense forest. The leader wanted a successor. He held competitions. Two men emerged. Both were equals. If… Continue reading Meditate!

My initial days in business!

Those were the days I didn’t know where to start. I had started my consulting business and I was struggling to get clients. I was into pure play IT Consulting. Also, I had partnered with two software product companies then. It wasn’t easy. That was the time, I was asked by some customers if I… Continue reading My initial days in business!

Which part of your Life you enjoy the most?

Let’s be honest. What causes Stress? Or what makes you feel energized and rejuvenated? What makes you feel great? What makes you feel stronger as an Individual? In short, what gives you happiness? For most of us, it is not the WORK that is enjoyable or one that gives happiness. Reality. So, where’s the problem?… Continue reading Which part of your Life you enjoy the most?

What brings you to work everyday?

The following thoughts give me the adrenaline rush and get me to work: What value can I deliver today to my customers and prospects? What problems can I solve? How can I better my yesterday’s work? To learn something new today. Opportunities I want to create today. Activities that I had planned for the day.… Continue reading What brings you to work everyday?

Grit and Determination can get you deals!!

It was my initial years in Sales. I was an aggressive sales person. [As aggressive as ever.] My colleagues then would vouch for my aggressiveness. I didn’t get bogged down with rejections after rejections. I knew I was getting closer to my prospects. It was an elimination process for me. I was eliminating customers who… Continue reading Grit and Determination can get you deals!!

Thoughts to keep up your momentum in the new year!

Start always small howsoever big the dream is. Always be helpful to your customers. Start your day early, as early as 5 am every single working day. Take up Projects but complete all those you take. Under commit. Over deliver. Always surprise your customers. Always. Have your own style in every single thing you do.… Continue reading Thoughts to keep up your momentum in the new year!